Mayors from around the globe to mark Environment Day with urban 'green' accords – UN

Mayors and urban planning experts from around the globe will head to San Francisco next month for World Environment Day, where they plan to exchange ideas and sign a slate of United Nations-backed accords on environmental actions for cities.

Environmental degradation bad for security, Secretary-General says

International efforts to promote security, development and human rights, and to pursue sustainable development, would all be in vain if environmental degradation and natural resource depletion continue unabated, according to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.